The Educational Foundations & Leadership Department and the Counseling and Special Education Department are housed in the Brandenburg Education building.

Brandenburg Education building was the original Administration Building for the State Normal School and was erected in 1914. It was built on the site of the original college building from which J. M. Pile directed his school from 1892 to 1909. It has been remodeled and named Brandenburg Education Building in honor of William A. Brandenburg, president of Wayne State College from 1956 to 1973.  Efforts continue to provide modern technology-based classrooms and explore innovative and creative programs and approaches designed to prepare excellent educators, counselors, and educational leaders.

The Brandenburg Education building features: Ley Theater – a 210-seat venue with outstanding acoustics for musical and theatrical productions and large group meetings, networked computer lab (22 stations), 5 larger-scale classrooms (capacity 32-42), 4 smaller-scale classrooms (18-30), 21 faculty and graduate assistant offices, offices for the Dean of the School of Education and Counseling, Office of Field Experience and Certification, Office of Graduate Studies, Counseling Interviewing Rooms (2), conference rooms (2), student lounge/study area, and Faculty Reading Room.


Wayne State College is also home to the McCorkindale School. Built in 1880, the little white schoolhouse served as District 13 in Wayne County for nearly 80 years. In 1966 the school was purchased by the Wayne State Foundation, moved to the WSC campus, and named in honor of Mamie McCorkindale, who served as supervisor of rural school teacher training at WSC from 1920-1949. The Foundation has restored the school with donations of furnishings and equipment from alumni and friends and from other rural schools. It is often toured by children visiting the campus as a look at the education of yesterday.


Brandenburg Hall 01


Brandenburg Hall

a view from the promenade



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Brandenburg Hall

a view from Conn Library

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